Online Radio – An Avatar of Traditional Radio

Online radio is an innovation that has changed the way the world entertains and does business. Radio stations worldwide can be enjoyed over the internet. It also gives businesses’ marketing strategy a new dimension.

With internet technology taking over the communication industry, traditional radio has taken a new avatar… radio on internet. Developers are now busy finding new and more efficient ways for integrating the radio to the internet. Radio streaming on the net has produced a number of audiences that conventional radio has never enjoyed before.

Radio on Internet: What It Is?

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Audio Streaming the Future

Is satellite radio the future or just a stepping-stone to something different?

Satellite radio is popular because it airs multiple channels commercial free and is often standard in many new car purchases (with a temporary paid subscription).

HD radio is another method used by terrestrial radio stations to improve their listenership, but very few listeners are spending the money to purchase an HD receiver, which remains largely unavailable.

Let me see if this makes sense. Satellite radio has been problematic because there are still enough people who enjoy FREE radio. Many can tolerate the commercial content in order to hear music they like at no cost.

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The History Of Online Radio

Early commercial broadcasts in the traditional radio format have been happening since the 1920s. The first live internet exclusive radio broadcast was Seattle based rock group Sky Cries Mary and took place on the 10th November 1994. It was broadcast by Starwave a digital media start up owned by Paul Allen.

During the same month, just a week later the Rolling Stones had a concert that was the “first major cyberspace multicast concert.”

Also during the same month WXYC were the first traditional radio station to announce broadcasting on the internet. WXYC had begun testing bandwidth and broadcasting in August 1994. On the same day WREK using CyberRadio1 software started streaming their beta launch and advertising of their stream did not happen until later on.

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Everything You Need To Know About Online Radio

Online radio is either live or pre-recorded MP3 file. The good side with online radio is that you are not limited to one geographic area or dependent on syndication partners to pick up your show for you to be heard.

For the radio to be effective, three elements are involved:

• The source which is you. You add sounds such as inputs from CDs, clips, or live voice.

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Turn Your Roku Into the Ultimate Streaming Radio!

We all know the Roku is great from streaming our favorite TV shows and movies, but few people know that it also makes a great internet radio. With the addition of just a few channels from the Roku channel store, you can stream literally thousands of radio stations from around the world on your TV or your audio system.

I have my Roku plugged into my surround sound system and the audio quality is superb! Here are our favorite Roku channels that let you tune in the world.

Tune-In
This channel comes from RadioTime.com, a website that provides links to thousands of radio stations around the world streaming on the internet. Radio Time is especially good if you missed your favorite talk radio show on your local station and you long to listen to it. Just look it up on Radio Time and more than likely, it’s on another station playing somewhere else in a different time slot. If it’s streaming on the net, Radio Time has it!

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Free Online Streaming Internet Radio Stations

Nowadays, listening to radio has become popular particularly after the launching of FM radio. It is very simple to access live internet radios on various websites which also offer calling and messaging services. Thus, listeners can simply use such sites to listen to different radio programs. The radio found on websites no longer need radio waves for transmission of sound.

Since the complete procedure is digital, sounds are transferred using digital packets. The procedure is straightforward and easy, so users can access all the live radio on their computer. The entire experience of live radio listening has become even more exciting due to the user-friendliness of the mechanism. It is likely to listen to the newest radio programs by just accessing the websites which offer such services. Searching the internet shall help obtain a list of radio stations which have begun streaming online.

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Will iTunes Radio Be Able to Compete in the Music Streaming Industry?

Throughout the 21st century, Apple Inc. has been a market leader in the technology world by continually releasing innovative products that are simple and easy for anyone to use. If you walk around the airport for two hours, I can guarantee that you see iPad users between the ages of 3 and 93. Apple has built its empire by developing bold new products that are two years ahead of the competition. But Apple has recently decided to become a late entrant in the music streaming industry, the fastest growing form of music listening. The company announced on Monday that iTunes Radio will be launched this Fall as radio streaming player for all Apple products.

Strong Field of Competition

Apple faces a lot of competition in the music streaming field. Pandora Radio is currently seen as the market leader for web radio streaming. Pandora has been perfecting its recommendation service, media player, and user experience for the last 13 years. The company was reported to have over 150 million users. Another key player is TuneIn Radio which offers users over 70,000 global radio stations from every continent. Many tech heavyweights are getting involved as well. Facebook partnered with Spotify which allows users to search directly for artists and songs through a catalog of approximately 20 million songs. Users can also share playlists, listen to radio stations, and set up feeds that tell Facebook friends what song you’re currently listening to. Twitter has also talked about starting a music service that suggests songs for user; Google just announced Google Play Music All Access ; and the list goes on.

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The Four W’s of Aviation Radio Communications

What’s the hardest part about pilot training? Almost everyone will say, “Talking on the radio.” However, even beginners can sound good on the radio if they apply some simple rules. I’ll first discuss those rules and then give some tips all pilots can use to improve their radio skills.

The Four W’s of Radio Communication

Usually the hardest radio call for a pilot to make is the first one — the “initial call up.” However, every initial call (and many subsequent calls) just need to remember the four W’s:

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